Along with the global and national rise in the spread and density of women studies, there also followed such studies on the women of the North Eastern Region and for that matter of Manipur as well. These were in the beginning mainly contributions from women scholars from outside the region and who took interest in the manifest differential position of women in the region vis-a-vis their counterparts in the rest of the country. Slowly scholars form within the region followed suit. These studies were however manly verbose and qualitative.
The contribution of the present research lies in the fact that the author endeavors to found all her analyses on the quantitative data she has collected herself. This at one go initiates a new trend of empirical orientation in women studies in Manipur. This in itself is a very laudable attempt. Further, she has done an extensive examination of the global scenario of women studies as well as the usual observations by the earlier contributions on studies about Manipuri women. In this way, she has been able to empirically re-examine the earlier statements of scholars working on women while at the same time opening new vistas for research. This book is an interesting read.